Ever wonder if the decorating trends that you’re using are outdated? Staying up to date on what is popular in design year in and year out can be tough. But we’re here to help. We’re breaking down some of the most outdated decorating trends that you should try to avoid in 2021.

Fashion and design trends will always come and go. Take, for example, the way that the world has all of a sudden become obsessed with mid-century modern. A style that had already come and gone at least once if not several times in the past.

When it comes to design trends in 2021, here is what you should avoid!

Design Trends to Avoid in 2021

It should be noted that none of these trends are inherently bad, and we’re not saying that you need to change everything about your home right away completely. Instead, keep these out of date trends in mind as you look forward to redecorating in the future.

The All White Rooms

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White on white has been popular as of late, but we’re betting that it’s going to be a little overdone. Instead of painting your walls white, getting a white comforter and a white chair, spice it up a bit by adding some color to the room and using accents.

White Subway Tiles

The good ol’ white subway tiles have been the tried and true way to go for a while now. However, it’s time to change it up and use some different styles of tile. There are many different ways to use tiles and create a backsplash without using the classic white subway tiles. But don’t worry, they’re sure to come back in the future and be all the rage again!

Pastel Colors

Pinks, yellows, and blues are all popular pastel colors that can add a lot of character to the interior of your home. But moving forward into 2021, we’re expecting to see the use of pastels begin to look more and more outdated. The best part about this outdated trend is that it’s always easy to paint a wall or switch out an accent color quickly.

Color Blocking

Another common trend in 2020 was color blocking. Not many people bought into this trend, but when it was used, it looked great and really set different rooms throughout the house apart from the rest. Instead of two different colors or different materials on a single wall, stick to one solid color.

The Use of Fake Stone

Fake or false stones are long overdue for a pullback. While styling certain laminates don’t look so bad, trying to match marble or terrazzo can look really tacky. In general, if you’re going to use fake stone, do your very best to ensure that it doesn’t look fake.

Fake Plants

Fake plants are a common way of decorating these days. If you’re using fake plants, it’s either because they’re cheaper or because you aren’t able to keep a plant alive for very long. (we understand that) Changing it up and adding real plants to your decor might not be for everyone, but it definitely is a way to add some “real” life to your home. If you’re thinking of buying some plants, here’s a list of the easiest house plants to keep alive.

Fork and Pin Legs

For the last several years, fork and pin legs have been widespread. While they likely won’t die off altogether for some time, they are beginning to fall out of style. In general, they’ve become a bit harder to find at stores as many homeowners are looking for wood or more traditional looking chairs and tables.

Children’s Themed Rooms

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Every kid wanted a themed room in 2018, 19, and 20. But when it comes to adding resale value to your home, you might consider painting over that theme and offering a blank canvas for the next homeowner. If your child still loves their Star Wars or Princess themed room, feel free to leave it up for as long as possible. After all, it’s for the kids!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found it useful! If you’re looking for more info on decorating, remodeling, or renovating your home check out some of the other information on our blog! And if you’re looking for some extra room ideas, check out this post!